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The good taste may blossom thanks to smelling things

"Of all crafts, to be an honest man is the master craft (American proverb)." And if you delight in haunting, cryptic language, this could be it.

What is stimulating to a bloodhound, may lie outside the realm of adapted human customs. Thus - have a go and find out there is not much that makes sense in the following essay unless you compare it meticulously with the collected lore of herbal remedies in the tracks of Dr. Edward Bach MD. A link is provided.

Through this essay it is beginning to be made clear that much savoury, general thinking may blossom on the verge of humour, and that's not little. In the old days I very often wrote in that sort of vein. It cannot be denied.

Be not sidetracked: ◦Flower remedies

Going for Bloodhound Stimulants - on the verge of something outside art, or?

Sometimes we must see positive features in events that look bad at first look. It's often like that.

SOMETIMES we must be cruel to be kind, says a British proverb. Training isn't all kindness - let's agree on that. Yet, you can train a child to flower. And for future living much healthy training appears to be needed. Sometimes we must see positive features in events that look bad at first look. Like a flowing stream a child's attachments tend to be given up if all goes well. It's often like that.

Great thoughts and theories can be put in very differing languages, even in far-sounding modes of expressions. Myths seem to be like that. There are many sorts of myths and half-myths around, when it comes to thinking. Cognitive myths tend to be portrayed through arts: painting; sculpturing; writing; and geometric assessments, astrology included.

We should be well geared to get favoured on a fairly regular basis, on top of the best laid plans. What is more, great thought, or wisdom, is also laid bare through how such as trees, bees, animals and persons live - such great "languages" or meta-languages.

The more uplifting the encounter, the better your "footing" needs to be so as to maintain balance - or if you mean to remain through judicousness and the like.

The carefully trained "animal" refers to the native endowment or the inner system "set" perhaps

THIS IS a personal report from someone who loved to go all the way at the time, and there could be a reason to warn anyone: Maybe no other author is just as addictive than this one:

"You may have more than just one Dalmatian dog in your family. It's possible, just as a Disney movie indicates. The bigger house and personality, the more room there could be for finer dogs or more dogs to work with - but more goes into it that just space.

Now, very good dog training helps. That may not be seen as a blunder. When my Danish woman and I first began working with impervious Bloodhound Stimulants (BS) we became so convinced of their value that we went on to study many of them in depth and became professional Bloodhound Stimulant practitioners or that sort of entertainers, as you like it.

Bloodhound Stimulants have to function through certain instructive facets involved. As time went by we became odd-looking to the others - much devoted to using Bloodhound Stimulants to release emotional blockages and activate the so-called highest potentials in humans for great or at least interesting purposes. Yes, we ought to be grateful to the one who evolved the thinking that went into it as we decided to settle and share Bloodhound Stimulants (they were "sharpened" influences, really) - all based on insights that made greatest systemic wisdom (GSW) available to animals, plants and birds, even flocks of humans."

We should select good and apt Bloodhound Stimulants the day we can so as to risk nothing, and many of us may see how vitally important it can be to establish something like the Bloodhound Stimulant Services (BSS) - the ideal thing aiming at training helpers of the planet on large. Let's assume that those bloodhound trainers get followers that get capable of detecting or decoding what needs to be done. Some have to decode not a little towards Bloodhound Stimulants to choose among, and elevated judgements should be cultivated, for they might bring us further.

Be not sidetracked: ◦Flower remedies

Bold mentions

HALF-METAPHORS could assist or lead into semi-metaphoric thinking - only metaphoric thinking may reach higher, after all! These handy systemic influences described as Bloodhound Stimulants tend to work in largely secretive ways - so we have designed quite illogical-logical sets of metaphors or semi-metaphors for you right here at the onset. You may or may not feel your way into what we mean by such pregnant, relevant figurative terms as "sniff", "scent", "(named) bloodhound stimulants", "tracks and trails" of various smells, and the like. Anyway, appreciate good metaphorical thinking. It often helps better understanding, but may require some time - at least the openness of mind that makes a difference between man and dog or man and worm.

That well found Bloodhound Stimulants may assist dog owners - that is the things called for or desired. Let us hope that your favoured Bloodhound Stimulants address such great assemblies inside that can be "met" by any good, cultivable bloodhound - still metaphorically speaking. Good bloodhounds may get in the way of great disappointments, sorry tidings and the like, but there is just one "snag" here, just as bloodhound owners may find out in the real world: "You think you own your bloodhound and next things turn unless you're much careful." Don't let your dog own and rule yourself. Tidy handling - that's what is called for.

Those who call themselves the very best in their fields should also afford to crack a joke or three and still find they get well supported. Let an expert do what the expert does best. Let the bloodhound do what bloodhounds do best. Good bloodhound training has to aim at getting specific in hunting, often assisted by some "minimal dose" that goes against getting side-tracked in the fields and woods of life.

Let bloodhounds compete with each other by their sniffing abilities, not by being side-tracked. First, let's dip into the "sniff" of Olive. As you may understand, the human nose may not detect any smell at all from what a bloodhound's huge nose appears to get a "kick" from. Such stimulants seem to be "hopeless" for cures and the like in their non-impressive, non-detectable work on humans, but are they really? It may be debated - let's not go into it here.

Be not sidetracked: ◦Flower remedies

Not on the verge of being fully understood yet - hopefully

HERE'S one of those frisk hints on how to force the dog's nose to better accomplishments: Dilute a little olive oil in pure alcohol in the proportion 1:30 and shake well. It means "one drop olive oil for 30 drops of water or alcohol'". Next, take one drop of that again into 30 drops of water or alcohol and shake well again. Do like that fifteen times. There is not much olive oil left now. You may in fact estimate it by mathematics. Let the good dog smell the result and hunt for hidden olives from it. A word to the wise may suffice. A very basic explanation has in fact been handed over here, through metaphoric expressivity.

First we present the good stuff, next we slowly "kill" it or get rid of it for the sake of making our dog good as a trail-hunter, but not angry and bad.

According to this, a "sniff of olive" - not even a whiff of olive - aims at getting to mental and physical exhaustion - And how does that sniff compete or compare with a great or repeated sniff of Aloe Vera in the hope of getting well or more well after exhaustion and tortured burnout? Basically, you may not detect it full well if you don't have right and fit clues in the first place. Like the bloodhound sniffing at some clothes in order to track down a criminal, we should learn to get the finest clues so as to advance full well along the right sort of track for yourself, admitting there seem to be many others in the searching stages. That's how it's generally done. Let's hurry on to suggest the following as well:

  • The Bloodhound's Secretive Morning Glory may counteract febrile, addictive behaviour - you have to ask: "What's the rush?"
  • Bloodhound Nasturtium is sniffed theoretically in order to think vitality drained - you may never come to believe that too after this round, however.
  • Bloodhound Peppermint Stimulant could be tried against basic sluggishness in the nervous system. You try -

Be not sidetracked: ◦Flower remedies

When all that is hinted at, the first try of "Bloodhound Olive" may still be resorted to in order to redress or even expand the finely attuned nervous system towards more delight - towards the selection of some proper tracks or trails to follow.

That ought to come next. And first sniffs are often for getting into good cues to follow on a trail. These are big tidings, and yet they may not look like that, perhaps -

Much substance is not really aimed at - that's for sure

Great Bloodhound Stimulants could address very pressing, contemporary issues at large. Bloodhound Pomegranate for those torn between career and family - Bloodhound Puppy Poppy (Californian) that is looked on as great for those who seek liberalist teachings in cults or through non-prescribed drugs - which we really don't advocate - those can serve as examples so far, while Bloodhound Shooting Star could assist those who don't feel at home on earth -

However, there is not one physical substance for a human to sniff at in the Bloodhound Stimulant. That is essentially good tidings - it means there are no dangers of poisoning whatever - no dangers to one's family is here.

If you want "answers" to general questions about so-called Bloodhound Stimulants, try to read and compare this first: [◦Link].

Here's the comparing man or woman's aid towards general thinking. Greater thinking than normal often requires more effort, and perhaps much puzzling too in the initial stages. Broad hints like some of those given above, can be much enlarged on if you like. Besides, there is nothing as serious as humour.

Be not sidetracked: ◦Flower remedies

A Few More Ideas to Chew On

Caption Great thoughts and theories can be put in different languages.

Great thought is also laid bare through how trees, bees, animals, and certain people live - such great "languages".

Elaborated ideas may be shown as myths, and myths tend to get portrayed by arts: painting; sculpturing; writing; and geometric assessments, astrology included.

Not only what we see carry meanings that need clarifications. To nourish and sustain the ability of higher cognition, figurative language is often used - worldwide. The understanding had from old and figurative expressions needs the fuel of experiences also. And that brings you into the resources that you draw on, maybe indicating the mental associations you take to in meeting with something uncommon.

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Bio-Impressions 1

There are good reasons to leave such common terms as "remedy" and "potency" for "impression" and "charge". The matter is discussed briefly on another page: [Link]

impressions In order to live worthy and fulfilling lives, we have to get support enough from the environment, including people. You may increase the odds of being "lucky" by increasing favourable conditions in general, lessen risk and hazards, and filter out bad options far and wide.

We hardly lose all touch with real life if we try to get to the sunny side of the street, or fertile pastures and becoming gains. Getting wealthy enough helps foster your familiy and may support a living. Buddha is for that. [Link 1] [Link 2]

Some problems are inborn, other are brought on to us from outside. Some have to be warded off, and others have to be combatted to the best of our ability.

What wonderfully charged impressions could do

impressions A certain impression may be talked of as uplifting to some who are "under its influence", and subtly so.

One or more impressions could combat stress and effects from a somewhat bad environment - tone up your inner resistance and perhaps ward off unwanted influences, among other things. They may induce old mirth too - and so on. They could assist an organism in many ways.

Flower impressions could reach the mind and tone down several troubled mental and emotional states. Or the influence(s) may uplift, perhaps like a garden walk does to some, depending on the weight of cares and the possible charge of the flower impression(s). It is the same with homeopathy.

Deep-seated problems may call for thinking, care, and patience.

Consulting or going on your own, aided by manuals

impressions You have to be honest with yourself, or ask a trusted companion to assess you. If not, do your best on your own. For example,

  1. Look at what sort of person you are considered.
  2. Consider how you feel at the moment.
  3. Also include some thought of special things or particular cravings.

The British Bach Centre states: "You can select up to six or seven different impressions in this way. Any choice of impressions should leave children and adults without hurt and harm. Be that as it may. Dr Edward Bach, originator of the Bach Remedies, is known to have given nine remedies together on two occasions. And if the remedies follow suit with one another, we think fifteen in a good, balanced blend may be tackled too. Interestingly, a composite impression like Vita Florum (or Vita Fons II? ) by Elizabeth Bellhouse contains more. And there is an interesting passage in a British trade mark revocation from 2001 about Vita Florum:

The purpose of VITA FLORUM is not entirely clear, being described in the proprietor's evidence as "an energy which increases spiritual (or if you prefer "inner") awareness, giving the user greater ability to rise above (or overcome) psychological blocks (or problems), and the body greater ability to heal itself.". The products are recommended to maintain well being and also for use in the treatment of a range of physical and psychological conditions, although on their order form / pricelist dating from November 1997 the proprietors say that VITA FLORUM impressions have no medicinal properties. [◦Link]

That sums up the central problems in this field rather nicely. Do they work, how far, in case, and what sort of evidence can be had? Are such impressions draped in religious and quasi-religious jargon to hoodwink or bypass legal restrictions? To the latter topic the answer is: "In some cases, yes." But let us go on along another line of exposition right now:

Dr. Bach took pride in a limited range of impressions

impressions The British Dr. Edward Bach, originator of the Bach Flower Remedies, considered his system of 38 impressions completed, so you may wonder why more impressions have been added recently. Well, the British Dr Bach never went to India, for example. There are many, many plants in India, Pakistan and the Himalayas that don't fit in in the British landscape and gardens. And Bach never went to Micronesia, and there are many plants there too - and in the Andes mountains, and so on.

Admittedly, the British Dr. Bach's experience with plants was very, very limited, There are 270,000 estimated plants sorts in the world in all, most of them live outside Great Britain, and the doctor did not know most of them, as a matter of fact. This topic is presented in more detail here: [Link]

A limited choice of plants does not have to be bad; only limited or inadequate. Having one's plants in common with regular homeopathy is no bad thing or sign in itself either. Not a few of the plants that go into Bach flower remedies, are used in homeopathic impressions too. From the top of the Bach list we find Agrimony, White Chestnut, Beech and Holly. They are also found in homeopathic Materia Medicas (Preparation collections).

Further Bio-essence Selections

impressions There are other manufacturers of flower impressions than the Bach remedies. Elizabeth Bellhouse's Vita Florum contains a sort of "dipped" flowerpot assemby.

Magneto-geometry is used to make impressions too. Dr. Edward Bach's sun-and-boil methods of impression yield correspond to low-potency homeopathic impressions [between the potencies c6 and c12], according to Malcolm Rae (in a personal communication).

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Bio-Impressions 2

impressions In our modern and much complex celebrity-hailing consumerised society it is not easy to go against the dominant stream and try for a more harmonious, ecological and balanced lifestyle. Also, growth often demands tact and keeping up struggling. Life is a struggle, keeping healthy is a struggle, and being messy and overlooking hardly works for good in the longer run.

There are many sorts of problems and troubles:

  • Deep and faltering ones: Deep problems may tie in with inner infirmity, or being harassed, or even being unsettled. Deep may even mean too deep to tell (articulate).
  • Those of the often visible symptom gallery: Symptoms that one may get aware of and communicate with one's doctor, are not as deep.
  • Other troubles: There are inner and outer troubles, including feigning and being false.

Plant simile

A plant has to get certain basic requirements fulfilled in order to thrive. It depends on a not hostile climate that is suitable in the long run. It needs enough "food" from the soil and the light, it needs to breathe, and have enough space to grow into. Plants can fulfil their inborn schemes very well if any of these basic requirements are severely lacking or hindered, yet some hang in there.

It is quite as with us. If our vital needs are being met, there is a tendency to express from inside, and that could be very well. However, artistry, soundness, and development into soundness can be counteracted by gruesome guys and bad conformism, including pretences, vain show-offs. etc. Gruesome "baboon" measures are not fully worthy of humans.

They say "Bad leaders focus on blaming when things go wrong. Good leaders are intent on finding solutions." Many common troubles and irregularities today may reflect common adaptations and the faults of the large society, which is exploitive, often abusive. But try and look at yourself quite like a health professional and discern a bit between things you are good at (don't weaken in them; don't lose your strong sides), and other things, such as lack of candour.

Health is a sign of being whole, and wholeness is not had by feigning, but by genuineness. To live a rewarding, fertile life, one has to be cautious and alert to vicious fellows and the trouble and havoc they may do.

It is also necessary to have the "fuel" needed for overcoming rigid minds and their set-up defences. Not everybody succeeds, you know.

What charged impressions ("potentised preparations") may do

Drawing on information theory, charged impressions may be thought of as information carriers. Such a theoretical angling may be aligned with knowledge of how much and deeply psychosomatics affects physical and mental health, since body and mind are found to subsist and influence one another considerably.

The developed "◦MGA impressions" are thought to effect mind and body very subtly, yet consistently. The so-called charged impressions we are into, may be put to use by those who care, in attempts to promote self-cures from deep inside; stimulate the body-mind (organism) toward better coping, and much else.

Homeopathy, a 200 year-old tradition, has somewhat divergent guidelines, and some of them may be applicable for ◦MGA impressions too. Judged from homeopathic literature, more than one homeopathic preparation could affect a symptom. To hit the bull's eye in this camp means to prescribe a preparation - or several - that might impress an organism's mind deep down on a bio-mind level, so to speak, and influence it for good. The practice of homeopathy and Dr Edward Bach's cherished essence remedies is staked on it. How inadequate they are as to coverage and potency (read: charge) is another topic.

Impressions may be single or mixed. Single impressions ("remedies") are sought for in classical homeopathy. Mixed impressions ("remedy blends", etc) are used otherwise.

One or more fit impressions (impressions), a neat charge ("fire-power", charge) fit for the problem(s), and suitable repetitions of doses.

Charges (potencies) may be stepped up according to some rules of the game.

If no conditions for cure are met with, betterment or cure may not be had, after all.

Bio-impressions sorted

Bio-magnetic Impressions can hopefully be prepared in three main ways:

  1. By succusion, which is a way of shaking-and-diluting substances. Homeopathic pharmacies use this procedure in good faith.
  2. By magneto-geometric charging according to patterns of a sort. Some relate to the British Malcolm Rae's investigations and findings. There are other radionic methods that may work as well, but hardly or rarely with more ease.
  3. Dr. Edward Bach's two sun-and-boil methods (b) There is a dip-variant of this method used in producing certain gem impressions and Elizabeth Bellhouse's Vita Florum.

A HORNBEAM BLEND

In the blend above, the Bach Remedy Hornbeam goes into a blend for the purpose of hitting a "wider target", ie, cover a broader range of symptoms, ideally, or fill in somehow. The Bach Remedy (impression) Hornbeam is

used against feelings of exhaustion and tiredness that come before an effort has been made. The person in this state feels that he or she is too tired to cope with the demands of the day. It's easier to stay in bed or put off making a start - but if an effort can be made to get started the weariness will fade, a sign that unlike the Olive state this is a mental rather than a physical weariness." [Source]

Dr. Edward Bach's Hornbeam identification in The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies:

For those who feel that they have not sufficient strength, mentally or physically, to carry the burden of life placed upon them; the affairs of every day seem too much for them to accomplish, though they generally succeed in fulfilling their task. For those who believe that some part, of mind or body, needs to be strengthened before they can easily fulfil their work.

Agrimony and another mixture

If you wonder about Agrimony and want to see more about it, click on the name and see if you are lucky.

Also, Agrimony may be administered along with other impressions (preparations, remedies) in a mixture, or blend for those who aim to get the most of it. One such blend adds Blue Clematis, Cock's-foot and Phillyrea angustifolia Agrimony. The MGA-remedy Woorari (Curare) may work in the blend too. In other cases, be guarded and careful about the deadly, poisonous Woorari. It is a homeopathic remedy at any rate.

To compose flower blends yourself, go to the Remedy Finder and pick flowers and test your blends without risks. That latter part is your responsibility, and not mine.

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Saved from a Good Thing?

Where the good thing hampers or gets in the way of something better, it might be of use to get rid of the good thing. Many girls who go for boyfriends know his very well.

Samuel Hahnemann

Samuel Hahnemann.
Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843)
Samuel Hahnemann (1755–1843), was a German physician who formed the alternative medicine practice called homeopathy back in the 1700s, but first he learnt English, French, Italian, Greek and Latin, made a living as a translator and teacher of languages and gained further proficiency in "Arabic, Syriac, Chaldaic and Hebrew."

He studied medicine and graduated MD with honours. He married and got eleven children. Homeopathy, the medicine system he developed to save people from conventional and bloodletting medicine in his time, has been much rejected by the medical community up to now. However:

"There's always help in the alternative remedies: either they help the one who tries them, or some others that make a living along with these things" - not to forget pharmacies who sell them.

Sound and fertile proficiency sometimes shows up in humour that helps (someone).

What is best? To be saved by or from homeopathy? That depends.

Kipling wisdom

It might serve you to keep your questioning within bounds. Still, it is a good thing to learn how to ask questions. Rudyard Kipling tells along this line:

I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.

From a poem in Kipling's "Just So Stories"

Journalists the world over are taught this poem to remember the interrogative pronouns that are capitalised in the poems. And there are other question phrases to look into too, for example "by what?". The six interrogative pronouns and "by what" constitute an old Latin jingle of a sort, called the philosophical basic Yes, it can be a good thing to learn how to ask questions, and another good thing to learn how to stop it - how, when, where, why - or what?

Anecdotal Evidence

Journalists like to tell stories, and stories of cures are most often called anecdotal evidence in medicine.

When someone tells, "I was helped by my wife getting homeopathic treatment with detriment," it might mean she were worse off from it to the relief of her husband. Perhaps he was disregarding the ups and downs of life, and perhaps not. Even 'helped' takes on so many meanings depending on what one is helped to. Helped to suicide? Helped to better health? Saved from embarrassing ezema? The options are many. As for the possible and yet not settled interplay of ups and downs in life: [Folk wisdom]

Another example is for all who believe in karmic retributions and its corollary, reincarnation. A significant number of people in the West have developed a belief in reincarnation. A large part of the world's population firmly believe in both, as a matter of fact. Now suppose you help a morally depraved person to get it better, so that she benefits and harms many people, and yourself too. In a karmic light, her problems were there to help her regain some facet of inherent dignity, but the great help she was given, made her ignore it. She could no longer benefit from the disease, and the cure helped her to get battered from within - maybe in a future life, maybe in the next, and so on.

From this sketchy scenario it stands out that if you help another, you should do it wisely and well, considering right and wrong somehow too. Buddha says it is best to stay away from fools, frankly, and to give only to deserving persons (near you) - otherwise also. It corresponds to checking whether your help is put wisely into use. If a helped person is not willing to live morally acceptably at bottom, help may retrofire and innocents get hurt, and therefore your precious help needs to be stopped. Such ideas give rise to delicate problems . . . [Related: Maslow thought, Kohlberg's ideas of moral development etc.]

So along with your cure you should perhaps check about the moral facets of the trouble too. Rudolf Steiner is into that. He has a large output.

Don't guess and don't get outsmarted, but try to make sure what is meant, and how well documented it is.

To revert to anecdotal evidence, "collected evidence of single cases", which lies at bottom of it all here, one idea may be that homeopathic attempt at cure likably helped, even though it cannot be proved adequately. That is how it is at times for individual cases.

Now with single cases we cannot prove anything substantial, scientifically speaking. Single cases - impressive as they may seem - carry no proof power in science. They are taken to be anecdotal evidence, which may be interesting to hear of, but is not impressive to a scientifically trained mind. Not at first glance. However, the Swedish dr Olov Lindahl (1978, 109-20) describes how a series of well regulated intakes by one person may be used for gathering information, perhaps like a pilot study (a qualitative study). The method seems fit for probings. And that is not a joke.

Either a homeopathic remedy works or it doesn't. How can you tell?

Life is usually a complex web and tough to see through in all respects. Let us say someone got better after being given homeopathic remedies. Some think that such betterment is proof that homeopathy works, but no: Theoretically speaking, the remedies either helped, harmed, or had no effect whatever. The one who got the remedies, could have improved for other reasons and might have got far better without remedies, and so on.

These points are to be counted in for proofs that are thought to be valid. It is hard to prove things by single cases.

Between Rash Belief and Just as Rash Distrust: Fit Research

If we think that lush postcards are typical of daily life at a place, it may not be the case. A gilded postcard view may not be fully representave. Fine photos that are highlighting, are often used to attract tourists. Anecdotal proofs and showcases can do much of the same for customers; that's how "jungle drums" work. Some appear to profit from them, others fall victims of unfounded hearsay.

There is no reason to become all fanatic. There are methods of documentation that may grow on top of individual cases. Professor Olof Lindahl has hammered out such a way in a book of his. [Lindahl and Lindwall, 1979, 109-20]

Anyway, the day we learn to be carefully reserved, like good scientists are supposed to, we function much better than gullible ones. There is a proverb, "Twin fools: one doubts nothing, the other everything [Mieder et al, 1996:166]." If we are uncertain and not well enough informed about a matter to form a mature or adequately founded opinion, tell so. That could the beginning of some improvements.

One stubborn error is to imagine that if you were ill, got homeopathic remedies or other help, and later got well, then it was due to the remedies. But just because one thing follows another in time, it does not mean that the first thing caused the second, or caused it fully. Below is an outlook that could change your attitude about so-called "outcomes" or results of such as homeopathic medicines.

There is much more to say about individual responsibility for one's own health here. And seriousness may rob much that matters to a mature educator, such as joie de vivre, joy of living.

It should be OK to get allied with "faith, suggestive impulses or coincidence" if helps, says Dr Lindahl and others. "So long as it helps" is the better key. To your own ulterior benefit, assert often "When in doubt, win the trick". [Edmund Hoyle] Instead of folding your hands in dire troubles, consider and act tentatively first, according to the proverb, "A thing done right today means less trouble tomorrow [Mieder et al, 1996:588]." Pharmacy-obtained homeopathic sugar carrying Latin names, can be all right for not too serious and awkward self-help or home treatment.

Further Concerns

There are things that do not make homeopathy easy:

  1. Names in Latin most often. The names refer to the substances that were shaken and diluted to begin with, before there was very little or no substance left.
  2. Quite uncertain boundaries for nearly each remedy described by symptom pictures attuned to it;
  3. Lots of unproved symptoms for each remedy.

All the same, some derive at least temporary benefit from being well allied with the helpful placebo effect from "Autosuggestion, belief, goodwill, coincidence" [Lindahl and Lindwall, 1978]. I figure I have to explain it.

Placebo

In medical research the Latin word 'placebo' ("I please") often appears among the factors to take into account. Here is what dictionaries say:

In medicine a placebo is an inactive substance or other sham form of therapy administered to a patient - usually to compare its effects with those of a real drug or treatment, but sometimes for the psychological benefit to the patient through his believing he is receiving treatment -

A placebo effect, then, is the beneficial effect in a patient following a particular treatment that arises from the patient's expectations concerning the treatment rather than from the treatment itself. In other words, "improvement in the condition of a patient that occurs in response to treatment but cannot be considered due to the specific treatment used."

Research shows that a placebo (sugar pills) can have just as good effects on mild depressions as psychoactive drugs. The placebo effect may be put to use, then, but wisely. Not that I recommend it, I would rather go for things that really work - in and by themselves, that is.

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Single individuals may not be able to prove that a single homeopathic cure helped, harmed or did not work

- and what we may do about it.

We may not escape some theoretical concerns.

The following figures are to be read from left to right like this: Upward line better in time. Downward line: worse in time. Not slanting: unchanged condition, neither better nor worse.

The red line from A through B and further illustrates what would have happened "by itself, naturally - if no homeopathic remedies were applied at the B-point in time. Lines that slant upwards from B, illustrate betterment. Lines that go on horizontally, show no changes. Lines that slant downwards, tell of becoming worse.

Graph illustration
Fig. 1. Coloured lines and what they stand for

Blue lines are the (theoretical) effects of the remedy. Upwards - it has helped. Horizontal - it has no effect for some reason or other. Downwards - it has harmed (theoretically).

Green lines are the outcomes, the results of the combinations or interactions of what would have happened by itself and the effect of the remedies.

Figures 2, 3, and 4 (below) show why we should not tell that a single homeopathic cure helped us, harmed us, or did not work. It is rather easy to see why. And it is not necessary to take in the figures either. However, some like visual aids, so here are some.

Case 1. If you were in for getting worse

Figure 2 illustrates three outcomes where the results would have been worsening if things had been left to themselves (three red lines) The final outcome is marked by a C in the upper example, which shows that when you were in for getting worse, and the selected remedy had no effect, you get worse. The green line overlaps the red line in this case.

Graph illustration
Fig. 2. If you would have got worse anyway
In the second part of fig. 2, the worsening is counteracted by the remedy. The remedy helps, but since the organism was in for worsening, deterioration, and the like, the remedy in this scenario brings about a result somewhere between the red and blue line, most likely. Interestingly, depending on the strengths of the main influences, you may get better, remain the same, or get worse, helped by the remedy. You may not think you have been helped, though. In fact, if you get less worse than you otherwise might have got, you still note that you get worse after you took the remedy, and faultily claim it harmed you.

The point is: you cannot prove that, and every doctor should know it. He would probably say: "It did not work, so how could it harm?" I know one way it could, though: "If the remedy helped, but not for long, and you threw away medicine that was vital to your health during the not so long-lasting improvement, and then got worse - then you would be without your medicine, which could have very alarming results."

Case 2. If you were in for remaining the same

Graph illustration
Fig. 3.

Figure 3 illustrates that in cases where the natural flow of things would have been the same, the remedy may help, not help, and harm (theoretically, that is).

In this scenario, if you get better due to the remedy, you may rightly think so in the face of improvement, but you cannot prove it. If you don't get better, you may also rightly think the remedy did not help. At this point the homeopath may wish to switch to a higher potency or another remedy, or both, saying, "It seems another remedy or potency could be needed." Maybe is the right response. "Maybe."

In case you get worse after taking the remedy, you may rightly ascribe your worsening to it, but it will most likely be overheard, and you will be told, "Homeopathic remedies do not harm." Or a doctor: "Homeopathic remedies do not work." A possibility of harm is there though, in the case of homeopathic nosodes. In lower potencies (D30, D12, and D6) them may contain germs, according to an official at the Danish ministry of health. It is true; homeopathic remedies from nosodes may harm the ones they are intended to help unless one is careful. It is good if lay persons do not administer nosodes, then.

Case 3. If you were in for getting better

Graph illustration
Fig. 4.

Figure 4 indicates three different outcomes where improvement would have set in at point B, and you got a remedy then. In the first scenario you get better, and ascribe it all to the remedy. That is not so sure. In the second scenario you get better and say the remedy helped - but it did not (blue line) - you improved anyway. That happens too. Some ascribe it to "placebo" and coincidence, suggestions, and relief from talking about one's problems - but such "explanations" are due to faith, it has to be said. One should be careful neither to believe blindly, or explain away (rationalise) happenings.

In the third scenario you were due to get better, but the remedy harmed you, to the effect that nothing (much) changes. In this case you may think the remedy did not help, although it harmed - and these things are among those that many a doctor and homeopath has to understand and consider.

Can we prove or disprove that homeopathic medicine works, and how?

It is rather easy to do it if we have at least some twenty persons to treat, and a similar amount to serve as a control group. In such as case we may get statistical figures that look significant - and by that method we get proofs or documentation.

For personal use, professor Olof Lindahl (1978, 109-20) proposes to try a remedy on and off and note changes in the health condition over time. Instead of forty persons given a remedy at the same time, a remedy may be administered to the same person many times in some cases. This approach may be tried with remedies in low potencies, such as D6. It is highly recommended that you take down notes regularly in that case, to document possible changes with some accuracy.

There is also clinical testing - which may or may not be a misleading term. At worst it stands for about the same as getting anecdotal evidence.

The point is that whether you get better, remain the same, or get worse, you cannot prove that the homeopathic remedy did it. You may be right or wrong, but proofs require more work - involving at least some twenty subjects and a control group for the simplest double-blind tests. Such research designs are needed.

Either a homeopathic remedy works or it doesn't. How can you tell?

Life is usually a complex web and tough to see through in all respects. Let us say someone got better after being given homeopathic remedies. Some think that such betterment is proof that homeopathy works, but no: Theoretically speaking, the remedies either helped, harmed, or had no effect whatever. The one who got the remedies, could have improved for other reasons and might have got far better without remedies, and so on.

These points are to be counted in for proofs that are thought to be valid. It is hard to prove things by single cases. Three options emerged:

Getting worse, helped anyhow?

  1. Even if you got worse, the remedy could theoretically, have hindered that you got much worse.
  2. Although you got much worse right after the intake, the remedy could have been completely ineffective in itself. White sugar is often said to have such healing propensies. Therefore it is suitable as a placebo.
  3. And then again, you can't know if there was no deep and helpful effect of that medication either. Some remedies are said to be slow- and deep-acting. We find that note in primers in homeopathy, for sure. Realising this, there is the theoretical option that even if you got violently worse right after the administration, without that stuff you might have got frighteningly worse without it. Who can tell?

Is it odd that basic facts and theories related to one singular trial are so little highlighted? At one point in time we are given a remedy, and then we get better, remain about the same, or get worse afterwards. The over-all idea is:

  1. If we get better, it may not have been the remedy that caused it. Or maybe it was. Or we could have become far better without it, or not as much better without it.
  2. If our health remains the same, we are prone to think the remedy did not work - but that is a fallacy, at least theoretically. If we remain the same, the remedy could have helped tremendously if we were heading for "doom and gloom" without it, perhaps without know it. In such a scenario, we may be prone to say, "The remedy did not help at all," even though it helped tremendously. It is also possible - although not very likely at all times - that we remain about the same, and think the remedy did not help us, while it actually harmed us without our knowing. That happens if we are slowly poisoned and deranged, or if we were actually improving unaided, and the remedy took us down. Think about it. A remedy may help, not work, or harm - these three options are there. In single cases you cannot tell what causes what either. That is a problem in single cases, and as patients we are just that - single cases.
  3. If our health gets worse after we get a remedy, we are perhaps polite and say, "Well, it did not help." However, how can we be sure? That is the question. The remedy might have helped, but not enough for us to sense it, for example. There are these three main options: It could have helped, had no effect, or actually dragged us down - and it is not easily found out in single cases.

In any single case, whether improving, remaining the same, or getting worse, one may think, "Could have been better, the same, or worse anyhow, and the medicine could have helped, been ineffective, or harmful at the time."

That sums up things very simplified, leaving out fluctuations, possible interactions, or various complications. The value of placebo effects is to be counted in too, in actual life.

It is when single cases are compounded that side effects of some medicines are seen. Thus, we cannot rest content with what just seems to help (or hurt). We need to think deeper in some cases, at any rate.

Outcomes can hopefully be measured. And it may be a very good idea to write a diary from the cure you are undertaking. Maybe - maybe not - some patterns stand out.

Good statistics is a formidable help, but it does not always go well to deduce from an average account (statistical figures) to an individual case. They may not match, not completely - just as there is no average person to find either.

We Do Not Need to Jump to Horrible Conclusions

Scientific research is not geared to individual cases, but to averages calculated from scores of single cases that can be treated in various statisticalways.

Stress and hassles may kill, and stress stems from awkward coping also. Medical doctors estimate that over fifty percent of all bodily diseases have to do with psychosomatic influences, and let me add that stress is a major one among them. [Smith et al, 203:515]

Mind it is not proper to use speculations about "infinitesimal doses" where there' is nothing at all but sugar, physically speaking. It is polite to let facts come first and adjust the language to them instead of misleading young and naive ones.

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Suck It

Homeopathic remedies consist of sugar and next to nothing else. In lots of cases there is absolutely nothing but sugar in them, physically speaking: homeopathic remedies in high potencies, their one and only substance is sugar (glucose and sucrose). Perhaps we may find they are aura organisers. [More]

According to the British pioneer-investigator Malcolm Rae, the "strength" of a homeopathic remedy is well aligned with its somewhat old-fashioned name "potency". He has devised a scheme to use for comparisons and the like. The scheme he ended up with, is shown in a book he co-authored. [Tansley 1977]

Substances are macerated in alcohol or crushed into a fine powder, and next diluted to so-called infinitesimal quantities while shaken rather sternly over and over according to a scheme that stems from Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy.

As for potencies and dosages it may be fit to start administering only low potencies (low numbers) if you are no expert. You may step up the potencies later, for example after four months if you try to get a good grasp on the subject.

Also, it is a "golden rule" that low potencies are for acute problems, and high potencies for long-lasting, more chronic and delicate diseases and disturbances. But start gently in these cases too, to reduce the risks of ruffling the health of the patients, if your remedies affekt them at all, that is. Refrain from administering potencies above D200 or c100 while being an amateur. Just go gently until you have much and good experience. Safety first, in other words - you may want to adhere to a selection of so-called basic rules of the game from a 200-year old tradition to be on the safe side.

Try not to side with confusing names in this: What you get - speaking of chemical ingredients that matter over and above the dosage D6 - is sugar pills carrying different Latin names, and shabbiness should not be welcome. Instead we could seek to assuage well where it is feasible.

The codes D6, D30, D200 speak of "potencies", which may be more aptly called charges. In English-speaking countries you're likely to meet with C instead of D. Thus: c6, c30, c100 - Replace "D200" with "c100" and feel happy about it, if you don't mind. As for CM, it can be largely the same in both the c row of dilutions and the D row, more or less.

As a self-tester or self-helper - choose the term you like best - What to do on your own and far from an established "know-all":

  1. D 6: Try 6 small, round pills (or 2-3- tablets) three times a day for at least 6 weeks.
  2. c12 or D12: Similarly: 6 sugar pills three times a day. Space them out as best you can. Further, I would strive to drop "D6".
  3. c30 or D30: 10-12 sugary pills twice a day is best, or maybe you can do with once a day, with less severe symptoms - I don't know. Suck them carefully morning and evening to allow the "faith" inside them the "full, spaced-out time" to do their work, thank you.
  4. c100 or D200: About 12 pills every third or fourth day for c100, (two times a week).
    As for D200, try each 5th day (quite ideally). If you have troubles with that, a severely faltering dosage - once a week - may be better than not at all, but I would not bet on that.
  5. CM: Once every second month, and up to two or three times should be enough. Empty the whole glass for one dose. Suck well, slowly. Use ten minutes for it.

    Special aid: Always try to back up the "heavy CM" with such as c100 (or if not had, get c30 or D30) of the very same remedy. Thus: start a round - or "cure attempt" if that feels better - by imbibing the CM stuff, and follow up by sucking c100 or D200, or c30 or D30 for many weeks after it - more than four, it is suggested, and not less than three, if you can get to it. Now, this quite traditional way of dispensing was devised to lessen some special troubles or pains. You may try it out.

Homeopathic potencies over and above D30 (slightly less than that, really), contain nothing of the original substances. There is nothing but alcohol and "alcohol diluted in alcohol", or "water diluted in water" if we talk of chemical components. Avogadro's constant in chemistry shows it to be the case.

Homeopathic Nosodes

In 1980-81 a Danish government official informed me, "Even if there shouldn't be one molecule left of anything but sugar (or alcohol) in the D30 potency, still there have been found dangerous bacteria or toxins!" She talked of homeopathic nosodes; they are homeopathic remedies too, prepared from microbes or virus that give us chicken pox, measles, and so on.

So, in some provings referred to by a Danish public servant that surveyed these matters, bacteria were found in some of the homeopathic nosodes of the D30 "strength" - that dilution or "potency". This was so, even though the theoretical average (according to Avogadro's constant) indicated they were gone. But since microbes cluster and and don't behave mechanically, we can get such surprises.

Thus, Avogadro's constant (Avogadro's number) give us a rule of the thumb that is most welcome, but not perfectly descriptive for real life practice.

On Homeopathic Literature

There are many books on homeopathy, some old ones, some more recent ones. To survey new ones, try Amazon.com. Homeopathic literature may give us details that fit, but may be so weak in theory that it is dismaying to some. It is also good to know that what symptoms each remedy covers it is not any agreed-on or clear-cut matter. There are differences of opinion among homeopathy authors. For all that, one may try to be allied with the helpful placebo effect from "Autosuggestion, belief, goodwill, coincidence" as long as it works for good. [Lindahl och Lindwall, 1979]

Many homeopathic works

Smartness

To reduce remedy costs to a fraction, learn to make your own homeopathic remedies from those you buy at the pharmacist. It is easy to do. [Link]

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Tao

Unrest first, troubles later?

Good thinking

"Bad men leave their mark wherever they go (American)." Your own heart may become the target and victim of the malice of others. Your heart may get scarred through it. But "For every evil under the sun there's a remedy or there's none. (American)"

LoObserve tact or rules of well-being first

Unrest, troubles and diseases suggest compressed adaptation troubles. Stay out of trouble and get out of trouble as soon as can be. Unrest of spirit may be the first thing you notice of something unwelcome. Next restless nerves (mind); then various "knots" instead of being tender and fond of children and yourself, perhaps, and who knows what will be next.

By attuning to yourself and by its very delicate, existential self-care you may develop bodily health and well-being, become less offensive, and communicate for your own good. And go for building health reserves too. You can rank your life commitments and your progress in such matters. You can build on basic things after things seem secure enough, and "the child who means business learns to walk", finally.

Instead of strangling another’s higher nature, or the higher nature of yourself, communicate safely at its best. And go for solid objectives that last longer than flimsical ones. You who care for your family, what exactly do you care for, and what do you communicate? Is it solely servile conformity that endangers health and well-being? Isn't there anything better to go for? Think about it.

Ardent self-care doesn't have to be plainly defensive. To get able to handle things, learn to compress or sum up. The essence is: lay bare the best cores and key sentences, fit them into a structure that is not bad for yourself, and rise into surveying that - in part by a symbol, if you find one. Tony Buzan's mind mapping does it in its own way, by way of example.

Nightly dreams often crown our experiences with vivid, baffling sceneries. Some may be fit as symbols too. You may learn to tune in to them and their variegated reports or messages and learn ways to crack possible dream codes involved. It is helped by training. Nightly dreams are often bodily feed-backs, or reflect the preceding day.

LoDon't get whipped - your heart may be

Find fit allies on your own. Life is very often compressed into that too, in some of its important aspects.

Try to enrich your character through step-by-step progress. For better results, all in all, see if there is anything you can do with the roots of your problems. It could be a non-healthy life-style, a not healthy enough adaptation, and much else. Real progress doesn't maim your higher sense of fair play, doesn't go roughshod over innocent ones, and may leave a way out for opponents after some time. Justice is not abstract; it has to do with hearts too. Character may be improved and enriched too. Enrich yourself to provide sound nourishments of many sorts and levels and care for your own family.

Lo"Control your destiny or somebody else will do it." (Jack Welch, formerly of GE)

Go for living in and preferably having a decent building which is good for one's own control. As for indoor climate, "It's better to have bad breath than no breath at all (American)." ✪ 

Summary

In sum
  1. Observe the 'laws and rules' of well-being first.
  2. Don't get whipped into something like sour cream inside.
  3. Get the support you need to "control your destiny" somewhat better. I bet there are not a few options at hand.

In nuce

Since well-being and a good life can be whipped out of you in more than one way, stay on the sane and safe side as much or as long as you can. You are free to use honorable, well-timed scheming for augmenting your necessary control.

Common citizens were helped

Anec. Theodore Roosevelt was the sickly boy who became the 26th president of the United States (1901-09).

Roosevelt grew up to become a tough and self-sufficient man. He worked as a rancher and fought in the Spanish-American War (1898). As president, he centred his domestic policies on his Square Deal program to improve the lot of common citizens. His foreign policy was somewhat different: "Speak softly and carry a big stick."

Some of Roosevelt's critics complained of his tendency to introduce moral issues in matters where none existed. Speaker of the House Thomas B. Reed once told him, "If there is one thing more than another for which I admire you, Theodore, it is your original discovery of the Ten Commandments."

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Defence Mechanisms etc.

Introduction

Knowledge of defence mechanisms can perhaps make you more fit for life. The major defence mechanisms are found below, and other, less known ones. Alternative remedies are here too: Dr Bach flower essences, homeopathic remedies and some Gem therapy items - all aimed at major defence mechanisms.

There is no good enough reason to idealise alternative treatments or attempts at that. Why? Idealisation tends to cost more than it gives in return. Instead be realistic, fair, and find out of things. It may be wise to take into account that in alternative ventures, there may be no guarantee given of anything, and the public health insurance does not cover it where you live.

If you want to try the three ways that are illustrated below, make sure you have knowhow if you make efforts to heal yourself and close ones. Books and tutors may offer help. If not, seek professional assistance and be willing to pay. First, find the trouble(s) you want to deal with, and select one to three of them at the time. Feel free to choose and blend up to five of them for a "round" of 5-7 weeks at a time. Then take a pause of a week or so, weigh your problems or troubles anew, and choose one or more remedies to try out again, if you do not repeat the first remedies for another 6-7 weeks after a brief pause, for example ten days.

For severe ailments you should go to a doctor. For minor ailments, use such homeopatic-like remedies at your discretion, but tell your doctor of it, and your ailments too, in case they are symptoms of something else - And get proficient supervision if you need it. Play safe. Note the site's disclaimer. If you cannot get a remedy through av pharmacy or health shop, you might want to make it yourself: [How to prepare homeopathic remedies by hand] -- [How Bach essences are made].

Are homeopathic preparations fake medicine without effects other than sugar? Dr Karin Lenger documents there is something about them, after she subjected homeopathic remedies to a new magnetic resonnance method. Through her research, various sides to homeopathic remedies have been measured. A summary and a link to her research report(s): [Link]

The following information is for self-help purposes. Descriptions of how remedies are told to work, whether they do it or not, is found in many books on homeopathy. Some are written for beginners, while others cover a lot more. Boericke's remedy descriptions are at Google Books - ◦One and ◦Two and ◦Three (recommended).

As for taking remedies, here is detailed information:

- The briefing and the crash course complement one another.

Unhealthy Defence Mechanisms

Just to make it clear: The suggested remedies to try out are not to be used if such a program interferes with either competent medical diagnosis or medical treatments. [Needed caution]

The defence mechanisms of psychoanalysis are understood as unwholesome manoeuvres aimed at defending the faith in oneself as not too bad, or OK. If such stratagems of the depths become too tense, or conditions very bad, the grip of the defence mechanisms in themselves may become largely unhealthy. There are many such instances.

We typically need to ward off degrading circumstances and persons on the one hand, and build for safety and fluent, all-round living with the other, and so on. Maybe then we can afford to drop some defence mechanisms - because they no longer serve upholding a "good faith" by tricks or many small or major devious means inside.

Also, when defence mechanisms are unhealthy, you should try to get rid of them for the sake of health and recuperation. Relaxing is a good way to find out about things like defence mechanisms. The Freuds (Sigmund and his daughter Anna) used that method, among others.

To try for being instead of seeming. That could help, along with adjusting more or better to who you are deep inside, and how things are, as year follows year.

Alternative and complementary remedies

An alternative remedy is a remedy that is tried out to the preference of medical treatment with prescribed drugs, counselling or other sorts of sessions. The same remedy is complementary if it is tried out along with medical diagnosis and treatment. The uses determine what is alternative and complementary.

The benefits of homeopathic remedies, Bach remedies and Gem water (or Gem references like it):

  • They are thought to be harmless, due to little or no substance to them. The self-preparer has to make absolutely certain that the stuff he makes is not poisonous. Some plants and minerals used for homeopathic remedies are poisonous to begin with - such as Belladonna and Plumbum metallicum (lead). So take care and adhere to 'Safety first'.
  • Hardly any long-lasting side effects in dosages that are generally recommended for self-help trials.
  • A self-help approach, if carefully done, and with skill, may be much cheaper than other attempts at treatment.
  • Faith is not a problem for self-helpers or family-helpers. If faith in a remedy helps health, it helps for as long as it lasts, and one may thus have faith to one's advantage (!) (Lindahl and Lindwall 1978:109-20)

The parent or self-helper is encouraged to keep a little diary (log) and daily write down how things feel. In this way it may be far easier to note if changes appear in two or three months, and how such changes may be. The net result is of the type "before and after". That is, "Before I started the trying out according to a good plan, my troubles, disorders, symptoms and condition was such-and-such. After the trying-out of some remedies, I feel better - the same - worse."

The codes in this survey

These codes are typically used on the site:

  • B (for Bach): Bach remedy. There are two types, as described in the Bach essence literature. In our times there are other such essences made from other flowers than those Bach used and sought to describe the influence patterns of. If you mean to prepare the remedy yourself, also consider the life quality of the plant part (is it strutting or wiltered, for example?), and what in the flowery part of the plant is markedly different from the root or branch.

  • G (for Gem): Gem water (possibly other liquids too). If a gem is left alone in a little bottle of water overnight, the result is called a Gem remedy. Other ways with gems are around too.
  • D and c and various numbers refer to homeopathic remedies and their "strengths": The higher the number after D or before c, the stronger, homeopathically. That is an old belief in that tradition.

    Homeopathic remedies comes in various "strengths" called potencies. The lower are thought to be safer, the higher are to be kept out of reach for children and beginners. Homeopathic potencies come in several scales. In mainland Europe, the D-scales may be the most common, while the c-scale is used in England etc.

    The scales refer to how much the original substance is diluted for each round of shaking-and-pouring-out of almost all content in a little bottle or phial. This process of shaking-and-dilution is called succusion, which is also described as "the act of shaking diluted homeopathic remedies as part of the process of potentisation."

    The potencies D6 to D100 may be safe enough for self-helpers with basic knowledge of homeopathic practice. The same goes for the potencies 6c to 100c. A general counsel: Better stay at the lower ends of this range to begin with, and perhaps step it up later, stagewise.

Various remedies are listen alphabetically beneath some of the defence mechanisms. The numbers behind remedies suggest quite general effects (how good the remedies might be for the troubles they are listed under. The informal ranking list goes 0 to 6, with 6 as a postulated general top. However, the ranking is tentative, and comes with many caveats. One is that cases are individal, and that it is good to take into account the totality of symptoms and peculiarities for a person. This is the aim in classic homeopathic note-taking of symptoms, where a schema is used to that end. As a result of this more laborious process, a lower-ranked "general" remedy in the list may be the best. That is one caveat. There are others still. One more is that people understand terms differently. They may mean different things by the same label, such as "Compensation", for example.

Example: Under the heading "Idyllisation", Apatite G 5 is found. This tells the informed reader that a remedy to try out, is the gem remedy "Agathe water" and similarly, a fair amount of Agathe worn on the body close to the skin, and for long. The number 5 suggests it could be very helpful too.

And then the caveat: The very informal ranking-list of presupposed "averages" can be misleading in some sets of circumstances. If someone suffers from "enthusiasm versus appearances" and idyllises things from it, the remedy Diamond may not help so much (2). But if something seduces and causes idyllisation thereby - for example plots of negative snobs, plots of not really good groups, or faking persons - it is supposed that Diamond could up to a lot (up to 6)..

Caveats are really necessary
Not interested in beliefs in remedies? Proficient testing is the way out to find out if a remedy helps against specified troubles and disorders per se (in itself, by itself), and is advocated.

It is far too easy to praise or blame a remedy if marked changes go along with it. Either the remedy works or it does not: If you get better after a trying-out of one or several remedies, you might have become better for other reasons. The same goes for feeling worse and being worse: You might have become worse for other reasons.

Those who feel worse or get worse after trying an alternative remedy, may stop using it. They may next discredit it, the whole treatment system and worse, and rather typically do not take into account that it was possible the remedy helped them, even a lot. But they were not aware of that help because they got worse, and cannot tell they could have got far worse without it.

The same goes for those who get jubilantly worse when their symptoms disappear after a homeopathic cure, for example: They could (theoretically at least) have gotten better anyway (or worse, far worse).

It is for reasons like these that skilled research into the effects of various remedies is rallied here on this site, and not vagaries.

Thus it makes good sense to keep a diary and take notes. If that is done as the Swedish Dr Olov Lindahl tells, it may build up proof by "alternative research".

Basic ideas have to be explained well if much abridged lists are to make sense and be useful. This said, you may not get all the remedies listed below in a pharmacy. But with some luck you could get most of them through MGA in London. They prepare simulated homeopatic remedies and many other sorts of remedies and sell instruments to those who qualify also. [MGA, Magneto Geometric Applications]

Administering homeopathic pellets

You should seek better help if self-help efforts with homeopathic remedies, potencies, dosages and ways of administering the globules do not seem to work well or well enough, or good effects do not last. Perhaps the problems and conditions that need help call for other treatments - complementary or otherwise. Do not get discouraged. It takes time to get very proficient. Consider the wealth of homeopathic literature and opinions, for example. [Homeopathy literature]

The potency rang from D6 to D30 could be fit for beginner's self-help. Homeopathic remedies from pharmacies come in the form of sugar globules or tablets. Grown-ups may suck 10-12 small globules (pellets) once a day, and refrain from all sorts of warm food and from drink for about 15 minutes before and after. Let the globules (pellets) melt on the tongue - or the tablets, if that is what you find; let them melt in the mouth and blend with the saliva, and keep in the mouth for about ten minutes. Then swallow if you stand sugar. If not, let the pellets dissolve in the saliva and spit out after ten minutes.

The remedy is hardly about substance: According to the theory, the influence of homeopathic remedies is absorbed in the mouth, and more specifically the tongue area - around it and beneath it too. There are many other ways to administer homeopathic self-help or family care, but the suck-slowly-and swallow method is much common. ⚬⚪⚬⚪⚬

Acting out

Expressing impulses or fantasies directly in overt behavior without modification or without complying enough or well enough with social norms.

Larynx 5

Saxifraga nivalis 4

Affiliation

Turning to others for help, support or comfort in emotional turmoil and conflict.

Aim inhibition

Placing one of more limitations on the instinctual side of oneself.

Altruism

Dedicated to meeting the needs of others, gratification vicariously.

Aluminium sulphuricum 6+

Ammonium carbonicum 6

Aristolochia clematis 6+

Cina 6

Cuprum arsenicum 5

Dolichos pruriens 6+

Eupatorium purpurea B 6

Falcon's Eye 5

Hepar sulphuris calcarea 6+

Kalium muriaticum 6

Larix leptolepis B 5

P-benzoquinone 5

Plumbum metallicum 5

Pothos foetida 6

Rhoisiccus sessilifolia 6

Stachis palustris B 5

Williamsite 6+

Zoisite 6

Anticipation

Emotional reactions in advance.

Blocking (rude and advanced)*

Obstruction of attainments of others, also legitimate ones. Largely unfounded obstruction of justice, or of opponents. It may include preventions and restrictions, probably for the sake of security.

Compartementalisation

Separating parts of the self from awareness of other parts, unintegrated.

Cyclamen persicum 5

Eleutherococcus senticosus B 5

Hepar sulphuris calcarea 4

Opium 5

Compensation

Making up for deficits and real weakness in one area or sphere of life by over-emphasising some other(s). Compensation is quite semiconscious.

Daydreaming

Fantasy as an escape. Fantasy may then become part of the problem, in time.

Deflection

Redirecting attention to another thing, or turning aside or off course. Hallmark: marked departure from the proper course to take.

Demonisation

Implicating another is demoniac and going on from there, treating the other meanly with contempt, for the most part in fiendish, very cruel and indifferent ways. "Give a dog a bad name and hang him" suggests the projective measure involved, and a possible scapegoating effect too.

Aragallus lamberti 6

Ferraria densepunctulata 6+

Pearls 5

Saxifraga nivalis 6+

Denial

Going against an anxiety provoking stimulus, protecting oneself from unpleasant acceptance of a problem, even conscious refusal. Refusing to admit or face a situation. Easily observable in childhood development.

Asclepias aure 6

Emerald 5

Gentiana cruc B 6

Nephrite 5

Kalium oxalicum 6

Rhodonite 6

Sardonyx 6++

Derniere cri: Resorting to even ugly fashion for the sake of acceptance

Arnica montana 5

China 6+

Ferrum metallicum 6

Hematite 5

Nephrite 6

Mercurius nitrosus 6+

Salix hastata 6+

Taxus baccata 'Dovastonii' 6

Mercurius corrosivus 5

Devaluation

Attributing exaggerated negative qualities to others.

Displacement (due to unsatisfied impulses and needs)

Redirecting impulses (such as anger) from a too dangerous or violent target to someone safer. Unconscious transfer of thoughts. Even conscious acceptance of a substitute. Example 1. Yelling at your spouse after an argument with your boss. Example 2: "Turning against self": instead of hating others, hating oneself.

Aesculus carnea B 6

Aesculus hippocastanum B 5

Fagus sylvatica heterophylla 6

Lilium tigrin 6

Rhodonite 6+

Sepia 5

Dissociation

Splitting off thoughts from consciousness, and detachment from negatively charged experiences. Dissociation can lead into mental illness.

Emotional insulation

To protect oneself from harm or hurt.

Evasions

Here, esp. explaining away things. Also, avoiding facing up to issues; avoiding the performance of things. (Norw: tyr bl.a. til bortforklaringar)

Arthrospira platensis B 6+

Arundo mauritanica V 6+

Boracid acid 6

Euporbia lathyrus BV 6+

Lachesis muta 5

Menyanthes trifoliata 6+

Ruby 6+

Strychnos toxifera B 6+++

Fixation

Cessation of a process that leads to quite mature independence.

Help-rejecting and complaining

Complaining and asking for help repeatedly, with hidden feelings of hostility and reproach.

Homophobia

Irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals.

Aethiops mineralis 6

Arnica montana 6

Benzoin 5

Fraxinus americana 6

Hepatica triloba 6

Mercurius corrosivus 6

Strychnos nux-vomica 6

Idealisation

Overestimating and/or over-expounding the desirable qualities of someone desired or a desired object.

Apatite G 5

Aralia race 4

Argentum meta 3

Cypripedium pube 3-4

Diamond 2-6

Kalium muri 6

Ornithogalum umbe B (Star of Bethlehem)

Xantium spin 5

Saxifraga albe 5

Yucca elep 4

Identification, rooted in imitation and pooling of such as libido

Similar to introjection (q.v.). There is intentional identification

Idyllisation

Sustaining the wrong notion that a situation is pleasing or good (idyllic), while it is not.

Aesculus hippocastanum B 6

Gentiana cruc B 6+

Opal: Fire opal 6

Tiger's Eye 5

Intellectualisation

Cutting off affective and/or emotional charge from hurtful situations or experiences by use of logic and rational activities that seem helpful.

Alyssium saxa 6

Falcon's Eye 6

Etylendinitrilotetra-aceticum 6

Kalium hydr-oxal 6

Kalium muriaticum 6

Papaver nudicaule B 6

Tanzanite 6

Introjection

Incorporating external values and standards into the self (ego) to the end of not being at the mercy of police officers or other scary authority figures.

Isolation of affect

Splitting off feelings from thoughts unhealthily.

Manipulation

Use or control or play on someone(s) by crafty, artful, skilful, unfair, or insidious means especially to one's own advantage. Changing something or influencing someone's mind by artful or unfair means so as to serve some ulterior motive. Scheming may lie at the back of it.

Minimization

Lessening the importance and/or significance of an affect or experience.

Omnipotence (feeling omnipotent)

Claiming he or she possesses special powers or abilities and is thereby superior.

Over-justification

Aristolochia clematis 6

Cuprum arsenicum 6

Cuprum sulphuricum 5

Emetine hydrochloride 5

Hepar sulphuris calcarea 6

Hypericum perfolatum B 6

Hypericum perfolatum V 6++

Manganum sulphuricum 6++

Polygonum viviparum 6++

Stachis palustris B 6

Viburnum tinus 6+

Zoisite 6+

Passive aggression

Unassertively expressing aggression toward others. A harsh facade of neurotic compliance usually covers hostility and resentment.

Projection + laughs at others

Placing unacceptable impulses or undesired feelings and traits in yourself onto someone else that is far away too - perhaps. Attributing self-critical feelings to others. Attributing one's own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people or to objects; especially by way of externalising blame, guilt, or responsibility as a defense against anxiety.

Abies webbiana 6

Adansonia digitata B 6

Agate opal 6

Cassiterite 6

Elymus aren 6

Kalium hydr-oxal 6

Petiveria tetrandra 5

Quartz, Rose quarts 4

Argentum chrystal 6

Projection 2

Panax ginseng

Apium graveolens (advances: Don't appear too modest, especially when talking)

Projective identification

Falsely attributing to another his or her own unacceptable feelings, impulses, or thoughts. One does not fully disavow what is projected, unlike what takes place in simple projection (q.v.). Misattributing feelings and perhaps going so far as to induce them in the victims of the "charade" too.

Rationalisation

Attempting to show one's conduct is justifiable by some feigned or facade reason as opposed to the real reason(s) involved, which may feel threatening to one's sense of self as OK or good. Often involving unconscious or semi-conscious efforts to justify unacceptable behaviours, thoughts and feelings.

Arum triphyllum 5

Anagallis arvensis 3

Fagus sylvatica heterophylla 5

Hydrobromic acid 6

Populus tremuloides 5

Rhodonite 6

Reaction formation (Hi 472)

When a genuine belief causes anxiety, taking the opposite stand (belief) because of the anxiety. Converting wishes. Example: becoming overly solicitous and overprotective in consequence of not wanting the child somehow, etc.

Amber 4

Cassiterite 3

Cuprum arsenicum 5

Fucus vesiculosis B 5

Lilium maculatum 6

Ruby 6

Topaz 5

Wyethia helen 5

Zoisite 5

Regression

Return to more infantile behaviours and thoughts. Return to some previous, or earlier, less mature stage of development or a lower level of aspiration. Examples: bed wetting and thumb sucking.

Repression (internal, inside oneself , of memories and perhaps also impulses) (Hi 461)

Preventing quite threatening thoughts from entering consciousness. Blocking of unacceptable impulses, even sympathy and friendship, if they seems dangerous. Repression is unconsious, suppression (q.v.) is not wholly outside the range of a normal consciousness.

Asclepias aure 6

Gall 6

Prunus cerasifera B 6+

Senna 4

Ligustrum ovafolium 4

Repression or suppression or both - going into decadance

Repression is a process by which unacceptable desires or impulses are excluded from consciousness and left to operate in the unconscious, whereas suppression involves conscious, intentional exclusion from consciousness of one or more thoughts or feelings.

Baryta oxydata 6+

Brass 6+

Helichrysum bracteatum 6+

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' 6

Populus tremuloides B 6

Williamsite 6

Rhodonite 4

Resistance

Deep-seated opposition to memories and other data that evoke anxiety.

Rubbish-fencing off (Norw: "det er rusk"-avfeiingar)

Rejecting someone or something as worthless.

Arundo mauritanica B 6+

Arundo mauritanica V 6

Daphne x burkwoodii 'Somerset' 6

Dioscorea villosa 5

Papaver nudicaule B 5

Salix vitellina B 6

Thymus serphyllum 5

Viburnum opulus B 6+

Sarcastic, biting ironical "humour"

Sarcasm involves feigning (q.v.). Sarcasm can be sharp and often satirical or ironic, and designed to cut or give pain. Scorn may or may not be involved.

Self-assertion

Expressing one's feelings and notions and so on in some directly manipulative ways.

Slave of fashion, not just a follower of it any longer (Norw: tynast slik)

Clematis vitalba B 6+

Fittonia verschaffeltii B 6

Influenzinum Bach 'Poly Flu' 6+

Paeonia lactiflora 6+

Pearl 6

Santolina neapolitana B 6++

Viola odorata B 6+

Splitting

Not managing very well having "two minds" about some things. Handling contradictory states or sets of feelings badly.

Splitting may be looked on as a continuation of unresolved, severe ambivalence (being of "two minds", harbouring weighty, simultaneous and contradictory feelings toward something or someone largely important.

Sublimation

Channeling or deflecting unacceptable impulses in some socially acceptable way. But the fruits (long-term consequences) of that may interfere with a life by demanding disproportionately much efforts and other resources, and there is an element of faking (q.v.) at the bottom of things later on, perhaps.

Substitution

Going for alternative substitutive gratification. Replacing an unreachable or unacceptable target or solution by a more acceptable or attainable goal.

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Onwards

There are more sides to potentised preparations than what has been described here [More]. You may also want to know where to get them. You could try the nearest pharmacy or health store in your country, or ask The Bach Centre for information. There may be other and better ways for you in the country you're inside. It generally helps to check out (look before you leap).

Now well chosen homeopathic remedies, flower essence remedies and other such remedies may or may not help (more or less, for a while or longer, and so on) against some mental disturbances, and perhaps some of the defence mechanisms too, before they have turned severe.

You do not have to have faith in such remedies to try them out for some months. Just trying them is what it comes down to.

It is best to detect and correct disorders and ailings as soon as possible, and before they get serious - or more serious. And preventing them is better still.

Please note that the remedies listed under the ego defence mechanisms are suggestions, and in order to use the suggestions, proficiency in the use of homeopathic remedies and essence remedies "on their own terms", so to speak, is called for. There is much literature about homeopathy and Bach remedies, and less on Gem water and Gem therapy. A book or more is included for each therapy at the bottom of the page, so you can read up on them as you like.

The Church of Good Living for all, unbelievers and believers

In Norway, the state church has believers, half-believers and non-believers as members. Its current foundations are ceremonial displays and life-state rituals. The state church is dwindling, but that is another tale.

If your healing efforts along alternative or complementary lines are unduly thwarted, rise to the church level - get your own little church. In some states it is possible, at least. There are many such churches around today also. If you learn to make fit and fair use of the religious rights, you could end up being allowed to administer Gem Water or similar instead of holy water. It depends on how you go ahead, how you present the Gem Water, and how well you get received. A diploma may be of quite little worth compared to having a Good Living church to run yourself at first. If it grows bigger, accommodate to that again.

Using alternative or complementary remedies may go well in the social circles too, if you refrain from promising too much to those you mean to help. If the rounds of trying-out remedies that you recommend should end up with no perceivable results, these clients of a sort may get disappointed and tell others how little you help, and then some authority may strike down on you like a hawk on a hen. If there is a need to try to hinder that, here is the free suggestion once again:

Set up a Church of Good Living, using the needed formal applications, and dispense Gem water and such things as one regular ceremony in your little church society. If you act like a clergymen who profit from blessed water and the like, including ceremonial displays, it might be good for you and those you try to help. Use of religious freedom may come with tax benefits as well, depending on the circumstances. If you get more than, say, thirty members, you could end up safer or less stigmatised by an uninformed or informed environment than being three or four - as "There is safety in numbers". The more members, the nearer a world religion, for that matter.

If you hold on to scientific sceptism, Buddhism has a basis for you in that. And that signals you might present your church as very liberal Buddhism. "Don't believe, make sure," is a Russian proverb in a similar vein, aligned to Buddha's counsel:

DHARMA WHEEL Do not believe something just because it has been passed along and retold for many generations.

Do not necessarily believe something merely because it has become a traditional practice.

Do not necessarily believe blindly in common opinion.

Do not necessarilybelieve something just because it is cited in a text or solely on the grounds of logic, or accords with your world view.

Do not necessarily believe something because it appeals to "common sense" or you like the idea, or due to some preconceived notions, or because the speaker seems trustworthy.

And do not be gullibly, blindly led by what your teacher tells you is so.

Yet when you yourselves directly know [after sound testing and other procedures etc.] , "These things are wholesome, blameless, praised by the wise; when adopted and carried out they lead to well-being, prosperity and happiness," then you should accept and practise them."

[A condensed redition from Gautama Buddha's Kesaputti Sutta, 5th sutta (sutra) in the Book of Threes (Mahavagga) in the Gradual Sayings (Tika Nipata). - More]

Troubles and Remedies

Attempts to get more robust and perhaps neat too, could bring on progress. In Dr Eric Berne's TA (Transactional Analysis), making good progress signals getting Game-free. "Game" means hanky-panky in such a jargon. (James and Jongeward 1971) [More on TA, with literature references]

We can work towards health and great health, and maybe there are herbs and other preparations to strenghten us towards it as we go on. There is a book on Ayurvedic herbs included.

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OCEAN factors and Their Remedies

Introduction

Survey based on Big Five factors

Below are listed homeopathic and other said influences that could help against some OCEAN factors, also called Big Five factors. The said influences should be sought and tried out carefully to the degree they seem OK or helpful, if you can find out of it. My opinion is that the higher the number after a said influence (below), the better chances of effect, so I for one would have focused on the said influences with the highest putative "effect numbers" and made a blend of some of them too - 3 or 4 said influences together, for example, could work just as well as one, and maybe much better.

Read 'remedy' for 'said influence' if you like. And do read 'said influences' for "influences" all the way below here too. Dr Karin Lenger has conducted research that confirms that homeopathic influences do exist. [A look into Dr. Lenger's research]

Why are there several influences aimed at coping with one trouble? Different influences are aimed at different sides to a problem and can stimulate different qualities too. That is the theory.

Have you recently checked your personality traits informally? Then you can read the influences selected to match such traits, and maybe get a bit motived somehow. There is a Big Five page on the site about the five personality factors that seem most stable, and otherwise known by the acronym OCEAN. Find a Big Five self-test online [◦Link]. With the results in hand you may feel more confident about the factors that are treated below.

Each OCEAN linked category comes with a list of homeopathic preparations, Bach flower influences and a few selected Gem remedies, and some others. There is a site disclaimer to note too. The following information should be treated as merely educational, then.

Dealing with mental and relational disturbances

Thanks to much statistical research since the late 1930s and onward, several factors have emerged as probable indicators of personality. They are clustered and annexed to five dimensions known by the acronym OCEAN, where O stands for Openness, C Conscientiousness, E Extraversion, A Agreeableness, and N Neuroticism. Today's specialists agree that OCEAN's (the Big Five's) parameters furnish a better basis for understanding the evolving personality than any other similar test, for example the MBTI, which is still much used.

The first standard counsel is: Stay out of harm's way. It could be that well chosen homeopathic influences, flower essence influences and other such influences could help against some mental disturbances even their effects go largely unproven still. The deeper the disturbances go, the more they affect the lives and personalities involved. So there may be good reasons to try if disorders are lessened after you have tried out alternative or complementary remedies for at least weeks according to a well laid plan.

Such attemps may be for good if remedies are applied before anything gets serious or dead serious. Better still, "Prevention is better than (attempts at) cure," the proverb says.

This is to say you may "try and see" real good if you can, or refuse to succumb to diseases if you can.

On a previous page there is information for studying the essence influences in the light of such as OCEAN aspects of ourselves. Maybe it works best to read that page first, and then come back to read further, so as to ensure a better grasp of the "quark charged" impressions, potentised preparations, and influences, and what they could do for people if they are found to work well in your case.

OCEAN

OCEAN is a acronym gleaned from the first words on the five lines below:

  • O - Openness to new experiences (versus being close-minded)
  • C - Conscientiousness (versus being disorganised)
  • E - Extraverted (versus introverted)
  • A - Agreeable (versus disagreeable)
  • N - Nervous, high-strung (versus calm, relaxed).

Each of these five dimensions of human personality have poles in each end, then, and a cluster (group) of human qualities associated with each of these ten poles.

OPENNESS is related to being original, creative, curious and else. It is well worth noting that "curiosity killed the cat" - the proverb is from an old fable, and suggests that one may be open to one's loss. So as much openness as possible is not an ideal - and ot fit under all circumstances, such as under a despot.

Opposite is "close-minded" , which is associated with being conventional, having narrow interests, being uncreative, and so on. It would be a mistake to think that being "close-minded" would be wrong under all circumstances in this world. To be conventional may be very good, for example, where conventinality is good. Among head-hunters and cannibals and child-warriors, however, it may not be good to be conventional (as them).

So the terms are relative, and we can live with that. Circumstances often determine how much interest and openness can be worth while, or good enough.

In the list below, many categories from the OCEAN or Big Five parameters are found, and helpful influences are listed under them again. If your health and vivacity suffers from 'openness', your deep need might be to get less open, less frivolous. And conversely, if your health and vivacity and children suffer from your closed mind, maybe you should make real efforts to loosen up somewhat. Thus, the key to determine whether a parameter such as being 'CONSERVATIVE' is good for you or not, or how good it seems to be, is determined by your health and vivacity, and maybe the health and vivacity of those very close to you, in your care. We donæt say in what ways persons may be too conservative than what is good for them. The influences may bring to light a variety of angles, and some of those "angles" may seem more suited that others. If so, use them.

On other Gold Scales pages you can study said and proposed influences in detail - their said, prominent effects according to such as homeopathy and Dr. Edward Bach and so on - and what they may be good for. - [Link].

There is in addition a page of problems and suggested influences - [Link].

All this is to say we have to consider carefully in order to make effective use of the information here.

If you think you or your partner is too CARELESS, make no big shouts about it. Instead talk about the Puff-ball (Bovista), and how you might make a home remedy out if its flowers in the way of Dr. Edward Bach. And then stick to having or giving the regulated amount of drops as many times a day for as many weeks as seem profitable. That's how to do it. Or you may ask others close to you to help you. Such amateur detective work can be fun, and should not deteriorate into sulking.

WHERE TO GET SOME: Many of the influences below can be bought or ordered at homeopathic pharmacies. Maybe you want to learn how to make your own influences at home and save hundreds of dollars in time too. Making your own influences is not difficult. However, it takes time for the higher potencies. In case you make influences yourself, make sure you don't use poisonous parts of anything. That is your responsibility - making sure.

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Personality Factors

These factors or traits can be understood through their general meanings without refrence to the OCEAN. Still, we have furnished the acronym letters that seem appropriate for those who would like to follow up self-test findings some way or other. The numbers 1 and 2 refer to high scores and low scores on the online ◦Big Five (OCEAN) personality test, respectively.

The list of influences for each parameter is a meny to select from. Proficiency in homeopathy and flower influences cannot be dispensed with to make fit and safe use of the findings.

PS. The word 'remedy' is not exact. Homeopathic remedies are thought to carry an influence in a carrier, such as water, sugar, or alcolhol. See Dr Karin Lenger's magnetic study of homeopathic influences. To be under the influence has taken on quite a different meaning. [More] - TK

Careless - C2

Alnus rubra 4

Ammonium nitricum 5

Arsenicum album 6

Bovista B 6+

Colchum autumnale 5

Frontal bone 6

Mancinella 3

Mercurius dulcis 6

Micrococcin 6+

Nosose struma adenom 6

Pulmonaria vulgaris 6

Salix vitellina B 6

Saxifraga nivalis 6

Tanzanite 6

Viburnum opulus B 6

Zoisite 5

Conservative - E2

Asclepias syriaca 6

Hydrocotyle B 6

Plumbum metallicum 5

Pyrus americana 6+

Conventional - O2

Adansonia digitata B 6

Aristolochia clematis 6

Carnelian 4

Dolichos pruriens 5

Erica arborea B 6

Falcon's Eye 6

Micrococcus neoformans 5

Prunus cerasifera B 5

Satureja acinos 4

Saxifraga nivalis 6

Goody-goody (agreeable) - O1

Carnelian 6

Crataegus oxyacantha 6

Jasper 6

Rosa 'Irene' 6+

Santolina neapolitana B 6

Viburnum opulus B 6+

Inhibited - E2

Arsenicum album 5

Asa foetida 6

Eleutherococcus senticosus B 6+

Juniperus communis Abhal 6+

Panax ginseng 6

Paeonia lactiflora 6

Tanzanite 5

Saxifraga nivalis 6

Thymus serphyllum 6

Insecure - N1

Apatite 5

Arundo mauritanica B 5

Calluna vulgaris B 5

Dolichos pruriens B 5

Fagus sylvatica heterophylla 6

Falcon's Eye 6

Hypericum perforatum B 5

Kalium muriaticum 6

Lathyrus sativus 5

Tourmaline 6

Negligent - C2

Aragallus lamberti 5

Asclepias curassavica 'aurea' 6

Bismuthum subnitricum 6

Eilate 5

Myrrhis odorata B 6

Myrrhis odorata V 5

Viburnum opulus B 6

Retiring (socially) - E2

Aluminium phosphoricum 5

Amethyst 5

Argentum iodatum 5

Hibiscus esculentus B 6+

Malus theifera 6+

Ruthless (too severe) - E2

Aloysia triphylla 5

Amethyst 6

Arundo mauritanica 6+

Bovista B 5

Cyclamen persicum 5

Dolichos pruriens 6

Fraxinus americana 5

Helichrysum bracteatum 6

Juglans cinerea 6

Mancinella 5

Panax ginseng 6

Polygonum viviparum 6

Rosa 'Curly Pink' 6

Saxifraga nivalis 6+

Selfish - A1

Acidum phenyl-aceticum 6

Baryta sulphide 6

Emerald 6

Ferraria densepunctulata 5

Kalium chloricum 4

Lilium maculatum B 6

Pulmonaria officinalis 6

Quartz, Rose quarts 6

Satureja thymbra B 6

Saxifraga nivalis 4

Sepia 4

Taciturn, very t. (= quiet) - E2

Arum triphyllum 6

Fucus vesiculosis B 6

Opium 4

Pentymalum 6

Saxifraga tridactylites 6+

Almandin 6

Talkative - E1

Aluminium sulphuricum 4

Arundo mauritanica B 6

Asclepias vincetoxicum 4

Juniperus horizontalis 'Wiltonii' 6

Linaria vulgaris 6 (p: somewhat cowardly)

Satureja thymbra B 4

Undependable - C2

Amanita phalloides 5

Aristolochia clematis 6

Clematis vitalba B 6

Dulcamara 4

Eleutherococcus senticosus B 6

Hepar sulphuris calcarea 5

Hydrobromic acid 6

Kalium bromatum 6+

Magnesium arsenicum 6+

Paeonia lactiflora 6

Pearls 6

Polygonum bistorta 6

Pothos foetida 6

Satureja acinos 6

Solidago virga B 6++

Vitamin K 6

Zoisite 6+

Vulnerable - O1 (or E2)

Foeniculum v dulce 6

Clematis integrifolia 'Hendersonii' B 6

Porphyra perforata 6

Santolina neapolitana B 5

Zoisite 6

Worrying, worrier - N1 (E2)

Aesculus hippocastanum bud B 6+

Aralia hispida 6+

Asclepias syriaca 6+

Arundo mauritanica B 6+

Bromelinum 6++

Calluna vulgaris B 6+

Cina 6+

Fragaria 'Alexandria' 6

Fumaria officinalis 6

Hura braziliensis 4

Lachnanthes tinctoria 6

Magnesium carbonicum 6+

Micrococcin 5

Oncidium varicosum B 6

Pothos foetida 6++

Salix vitellina B 6

Thymus serphyllum 6++

Zoisite 5

Contents


Homeopathy studies, studies of homeopathic remedies and other essences, Literature  

Bach, Edward. The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies. Reprint ed. Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Oxon: The Bach Centre, 1952. ⍽▢⍽ Also in the form of an e-book from 2005.

Ball, Stefan. Bach Flower Remedies (Teach Yourself). London: Teach Yourself Books, 2000. ⍽▢⍽ A self-teaching guide written by a Bach Centre expert.

Boericke, William, and Oscar Boericke. Homoeopathic Materia Medica. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Boericke and Runyon, 1927. ⍽▢⍽ More recent editions are from 2008, 1999, 1993, 1990 and further.

Chancellor, Phillip, ed, comp. Handbook on the Bach Flower Remedies. Reprint ed. Rockford: C. W. Daniel, 1971. ⍽▢⍽ Dr Chancellor cooperated with the Bach Healing Centre. This is an ancillary to Edward Bach's basic work, The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies. The book combines remedy descriptions and case histories. Further, each Bach remedy is compared to similar remedies.

Clarke, John Henry: A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica. 3 vols. London: The Homeopathic Publishing Company, 1900 (vol 1) and 1902 (vols 2 and 3).

Gienger, Michael, and Joachim Goebel. Gem Water: How to Prepare and Use More than 130 Crystal Waters for Therapeutic Treatments. Findhorn, Forres: Earthdancer, 2008. ⍽▢⍽ Many enthusiastic responses. Some like reading it and some have tried some of the methods.

James, Muriel, and Dorothy Jongeward. Born to Win: Transactional Analysis with Gestalt Experiments. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley, 1971.

Khalsa, Karta P. S., and Michael Tierra. The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs: A Contemporary Introduction and Useful Manual for the World's Oldest Healing System. Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Press, 2008. ⍽▢⍽ Herbs can be helpful to many. Ayurvedic herbs have reached the mainstream of health care, Here is an excellent and easy to read book with appendix, glossary, bibliography, recommended reading suggestions, herbal resources, etc.

Lad, Vasant. Ayurveda. The Science of Self-Healing: A Practical Guide. Reprint ed. Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Press, 2009. ⍽▢⍽ Ayurvedic diagnostic methods are laid bare.

Lad, Vasant. The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1998. ⍽▢⍽ It contains more specifics on illnesses and remedies than the other Lad book.

Lindahl, Olov, och Lars Lindwall. Vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet [Science and Tested Experience]. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur, 1978.

Lockie, Andrew and Nicola Geddes: The Complete Guide to Homeopathy the Principles and Practices of Treatment. London: Dorling and Kindersley, 1995.

Mieder, Wolfgang, main ed., Stewart A. Kingsbury, and Kelsie E. Harder: A Dictionary of American Proverbs. Paperback ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.

Smith, Carolyn D. et al., eds. Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology. 14th ed. Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth, 2003.

Lindahl, Olof, och Lindwall, Lars: Laegevidenskaben i nyt perspektiv. Copenhagen: Reitzel, 1979.

Smith, Carolyn D., ed, et al. Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology. 14th ed. Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth, 2003.

Tansley, David. Dimensions of Radionics. Bradford: Health Science, 1977.

The Bach Centre. "Guide to the remedies." Mt. Vernon. 2009. Online.
www.bachcentre.com/centre/remedies.htm

Voegeli, Adolf: Homoeopathic Prescribing. Wellingborough: Thorsons, 1976.

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